Mintage:12,888,000 Reverse Designer:George Kruger GrayObverse Designer:Thomas H. PagetSize:31mmWeight:9.45gEdge:PlainComposition:97% Copper 2.5% Zinc 0.5% Tin
In 1951 the Royal Mint in London produced 18,000,000 Pennies for
Australia. In the same year the Melbourne Mint produced a further
21,240,000 pieces and the Perth Mint an additional 12,888,000. The
Perth variety can be distinguished from other varieties by a small dot mint-mark located along the right of the denomination
'PENNY'. The London Mint variety can be differentiated by a small
'PL' mint-mark right of the denomination 'PENNY'.
Perth dot mint-mark on the reverse of a 1951-Y Proof Penny.
London 'PL' mint-mark on the reverse of a 1951-PL Penny.
The 1951-Y Penny is substantially scarcer than the London and Melbourne variety. Collectors seeking a mint-state example
will struggle, especially if sought with a good strike.
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